Child Of Nuin

{September 17, 2013}   Miss America 2014: Really Internet?!

Before I start this blog off, I would just like to extend my warmest congratulations to miss Nina Davuluri for winning Miss America 2014. A competition well won by a beautiful American.

However, there is the small issue of social media and ignorance in general that I would like to address, If you’re lazy and don’t want to read my gigantic post of rambling rage, this is basically my point:

Your ignorance is hurting my brain, get off the internet.

So, Miss Davuluri (aka, Miss New York) won the Miss America pageant this year. Fantastic. For a bit of background, Miss Davuluri is an Indian-America woman from Syracuse, New York. She is an aspiring doctor, and is planning on using her $50,000 prize from the pageant to further her studies. She is an absolutely beautiful woman who performed a lovely bollywood-classical fusion dance during the competition.

She is also the first Indian woman to be Miss New York, and the first Indian woman to win Miss America. The whole of America should be celebrating her victory, as well as seeing this as a victory for multiculturalism and equality.

But no… quite a few people decided that they would be prejudice asshats and blurt out their out-dated bigotry on their chosen social media websites. I have chosen just a few of the stupidest outbursts to share, and I have no qualms about leaving their usernames in. This is the price for prejudice and racism.

Miss America right now, or miss Al Qaeda?

– @SHANN__Wow

Nice slap in the face to the people of 9-11 how pathetic

– @wnfraser

Miss America is a terrorist. Whatever. That’s fine.

– @_AudreyAnn

And the winner of the “I want to hunt you down and stab you in the face, you racist prick” award goes to @bsufy, who said:

A fucking god damn terrorist 9-11 bitch won MISS AMERICA WTF!! Gotta be Merican to win miss Merica #LoveItOrLeaveIt

Well done sir, you win a life times worth of hate and spam. I hope that one day you will become part of a minority, and then have no one show you any tolerance or mercy. It’s everything you deserve. And that goes for everyone that wrote ignorant, bigoted, intolerant crap and spammed both my Facebook and my Twitter with them.

Just to point something out that these people obviously do not understand: Miss Davuluri is an Indian-American. As in she was born in America and is not a Muslim. The attacks of 9-11 were carried out by an extremist Islamist organization, with the emphasis onĀ extremists. An organization based in the middle-east, not India. Not only is it ridiculous to say that anyone is a terrorist or a member of Al-Qaeda simply for their ethnicity, or religious affiliation, those who claim that crowning an Indian-American woman as Miss America is “a slap in the face for the people of 9-11” is beyond absurd.

I don’t see anyone saying that eating in Little India is a slap in the face to the people of 9-11. Or having an Indian rug in the house. Or watching a Bollywood movie. Bride and Prejudice was a hit for a reason.

Check yourself.

Miss Davuluri is a talented young woman who has every right to be up on that stage wearing that crown as the rest of the contestants. In fact the looks on the other contestants faces when Miss Davuluri was crowned showed nothing but joy for her success. If the women who have the most reason to hate Miss Davuluri are happy for her, what gives you the right to judge her on her ethnic heritage?

I am infuriated by this, and I’m not even American. I’m not a pageant person. I don’t care what happens in America the majority of the time. And sometimes I wonder why I don’t have much patience for people in general, but as soon as shit like this happens I remember vividly.

I take comfort only in the people who are out there also writing blogs, making videos and writing scathing responses to this ignorance and prejudice. Those who support Miss Davuluri far outnumber those who oppose her, but the mass of opposition is still ridiculous, and something that needs to be addressed.

That’s it, I am out of here. I cannot deal with this any longer. I would rather be doing homework.

– Reillyn is AFK –


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